Press release

8 June 2022

The First-Ever Finnish International High School Graduates

Finnish education export reaches a major milestone as the first batch of Finnish International High School students graduate from Qatar-Finland International School on June 15.

“We are extremely proud of our students who have studied the rigorous Finnish International High School curriculum and taken the final exams successfully,” says Ms. Tarja Männikkö, Academic Principal of the Qatar-Finland International High School.

To graduate, the students have completed 150 credits of high school studies and passed the Finnish International Final Examination (F.I.F.E.) in at least six subjects. The examination, prepared and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER), is based on an international version of the Finnish high school curriculum.

Juhani Rautopuro, Research Professor, Head of F.I.F.E. at FIER is happy with the experience from the first exams: “The results indicate that Finnish experts working on the exams have succeeded well in finding balance between assessing learning outcomes according to Finnish-level requirements and taking into account the international environment.”

The students and the examiners alike work on a digital exam platform, purpose-built by Eduten Ltd. “Making exam administration quick and easy with high data security was the target, and we are happy to say we have reached that,” says Henri Muurimaa, CEO at Eduten.

Following this successful pilot phase, the Finnish International Final Examination will now become available for schools around the world.

Many high-quality international universities have already offered admission to Q.F.I. High School students. EduCluster Finland, FIER and Eduten wish all the best for the graduates as they set off on their journey towards reaching their next milestones!

About EduCluster Finland

EduCluster Finland Ltd., University of Jyväskylä Group, shares Finnish education know-how through dynamic partnerships across the globe. ECF operates or partners with a number of international schools in the GCC, Asia and Latin America (see more at and helps teachers and school leaders worldwide to navigate into the future through diverse professional development programmes.

ECF’s flagship school, the Qatar-Finland International School, opened in 2014, has now 700+ students from almost 60 nationalities. Of the teaching staff of 90 people, roughly half are Finnish.

For more information, please contact Kati Loponen, CEO,, +358 40 825 4218.

About Eduten

Eduten Ltd is a spin-off from University of Turku that provides Finland’s most popular practice and learning analytics platform to educational institutions around the world. The Eduten platform has been honored with the UNESCO ICT For Education prize and its benefits have been enjoyed by more than a million students and teachers in Finland and 50+ other countries, including e.g. Qatar, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Chile, India, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. Look at this short video to find out more about Eduten.

For more information, please contact Henri Muurimaa, CEO,, +358 400 474 778.

About Finnish Institute for Educational Research

The Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) is a multidisciplinary centre for educational research, assessment, and development, based at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Its vast research experience, wide-ranging fields of study, and multidisciplinary approach – together with a significant body of researchers and publication volume – make the FIER a nationally unique and an internationally significant unit of educational research.

For more information, please contact Professor Jussi Välimaa, Director,